Tech News Weekly (MP3)

by TWiT

Tech News Weekly hosted by Jason Howell and Megan Morrone brings you interviews from tech journalists who make or break the top stories of the week. Megan and Jason give you more context and perspective, with an in-depth look at the fast-paced world of technology and how it is changing our lives. Records every Thursday at 5:30pm Eastern / 2:30pm Pacific / 21:30 UTC.

  

Latest Episodes

TNW 41: Hot and Cold Wallet

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

  • 1:28 What's it like to be a 10 year old on a modern day smartphone? Katie Notopoulos from Buzzfeed set herself up to see for herself.
  • 14:44 Blockchain technology promises to help change how journalism is delivered. Manoush Zomorodi talks about her new podcast business that's built on the blockchain.
  • 31:42 Gavin Jenkins, once a gas station cashier, wrote about the new on-demand fuel delivery economy and how that might affect gas stations and the communities they serve.
  • 47:24 The EU issued a record breaking fine to Google over its antitrust ruling, and JR Raphael from Android Intelligence believes that the European Union misses the point.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Katie Notopoulos, Manoush Zomorodi, Gavin Jenkins, and JR Raphael

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Posted on 19 July 2018 | 11:25 pm


TNW 40: Elon's Squirrel Syndrome

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

  • 1:21 Elon Musk has offered to help save stranded children and fix water toxicity. Sam Abuelsamid from Navigant Research talks about how Tesla shareholders say he needs to focus more on his core business.
  • 14:45 Dr. Kiki Sanford from This Week in Science shows how scientists are harvesting hydrogen from water in microgravity which could benefit deep space travel in the future.
  • 28:56 Eagerly awaited AR hardware from Magic Leap is now one step closer to reality. CNET's Sean Hollister details all the new info shared by the company earlier this week, and what it might mean when the device finally launches.

Host: Jason Howell

Guests: Sam Abuelsamid, Dr. Kiki Sanford, and Sean Hollister

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Posted on 12 July 2018 | 10:56 pm


TNW 39: Breach Fatigue

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

  • 1:06 Ian Sherr from CNET talks about why it matters that Google let email developers read our emails, even though we told them they could.
  • 13:57 What consumer tech analyst Carolina Milanesi thinks about the Apple Maps reboot, new colored iPhones, and the difficulty of setting up a smart plug.
  • 26:25 The creators of Fortnite launched a rocket that cracked the sky. Sam Machkovech from Ars Technica explains what happened next. Also, why Amazon might publish a toy catalog.
  • 41:02 White hat hacker Vinny Troia explains how he found a storehouse of information that might contain personal information about every United States citizen.
  • 52:03 And scientists have found the coldest place on earth.

Host: Megan Morrone

Guests: Ian Sherr, Carolina Milanesi, Sam Machkovech, and Vinny Troia

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Posted on 5 July 2018 | 11:16 pm


TNW 38: My Robot Reservation Maker

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

  • 1:38 OpenAI bots are going up against Dota 2 champions. Dave Gershgorn from Quartz explains what we'll learn if the bots win.
  • 17:41 Gizmodo's Sam Rutherford tried to fool Google Duplex and learns a valuable lesson in the limits of human/robot communication.
  • 31:17 The Wall Street Journal obtained Google's internal guidelines on speech on the company's message boards and reporter Douglas MacMillan joins Jason Howell and Megan Morrone to discuss.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Dave Gershgorn, Sam Rutherford, and Douglas MacMillan

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Posted on 28 June 2018 | 11:52 pm


TNW 37: Lady Smells

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

  • 1:17 The World Health Organization added "Gaming Disorder" to its International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems. Dr. Michael Bishop from Summerland Camps joins to talk about how it affects children.
  • 16:58 There was much public outcry with Cambridge Analytica, but Karl Bode from Techdirt shows how the broadband industry has been doing far worse things for user privacy and getting away with it for decades.
  • 30:46 Wearables are becoming more capable of detecting health abnormalities, and its saving lives. Caitli McGarry from Tom's Guide shares her experiences with people whose lives have been changed because of smartwatch technology.
  • 42:37 Instagram has YouTube envy and is releasing a new long-form video platform aimed at teenagers. Louise Matsakis from Wired details the newly launched IGTV platform, and what sets it apart from the rest.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Dr. Michael Bishop, Karl Bode, Caitlin McGarry, and Louise Matsakis

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Posted on 21 June 2018 | 11:31 pm


TNW 36: Caught Riding Nerdy

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

  • 1:47 Nathanial Popper from The New York Times explains bitcoin, Tether, and crypto price manipulation.
  • 17:59 All the news you need to know from the gaming and entertainment conference, E3 with Justin Haywald from Gamespot.
  • 29:11 The Atlantic's Lauren Smiley explains why AI needs high school girls.
  • 42:57 Investors are throwing money at electric scooter companies. Alex Wilhelm from Crunchbase wonders if they're worth it.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Nathaniel Popper, Justin Haywald, Lauren Smiley, and Alex Wilhelm

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Posted on 14 June 2018 | 11:50 pm


TNW 35: Nebraska: Mecca for Hackers

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

  • 1:49 Facebook struck a deal with a number of publishers to launch a new feature called Watch, and Mathew Ingram from Columbia Journalism Review says it means Facebook is now a media company.
  • 10:43 China has stopped recycling foreign garbage which means the US needs to get better at how it handles e-waste. Kyle Weins from iFixIt talks about the Right to Repair act and the challenges it faces.
  • 26:37 Therapy sessions can now be conducted online and Suzannah Weiss from Tonic discusses the benefits and drawbacks of remote therapy.
  • 37:49 Latin America has a unique perspective on privacy and those markets are shifting in the age of GDPR regulations in the EU. Juan D. Guevara Torres from Univision shares his views on privacy and phone addiction in Latin America.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Mathew Ingram, Kyle Wiens, Suzannah Weiss, and Juan D. Guevara Torres

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Posted on 7 June 2018 | 11:48 pm


TNW 34: Mr. D's Conference Room

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

  • 1:22 IFTTT (If This Than That) is an app that works with everything. The company's CEO and creator Linden Tibbets talks about how and why he created it.
  • 14:23 Amazon adopts the Rooney Rule for hiring board members. Jori Ford from the G2 Crowd explains why this isn't enough to bring true diversity to tech hiring.
  • 36:53 Mary Meeker has released her trend report. Recode's Rani Malla offers highlights what's important and gives us a sneak peak into other interviews from ReCode's Code Conference.
  • 48:52 Fraud.org helps consumers avoid scams. John Breyault, VP of Public Policy, Telecommunications and Fraud with the National Consumers League, tells us about typosquatting and other tricks that cybercriminals are still using.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

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Posted on 1 June 2018 | 12:38 am


TNW 33: We're Updating Our Privacy Policy

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

  • 1:19 Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appeared before regulators in the EU to talk about how the company will protect its users, and Kurt Wagner from Recode shares the many ways that Zuckerberg sidestepped their questions.
  • 17:38 A new privacy focused web browser claims to be the first virtual private web browser to ensure complete anonymity, and the founder of TraceFree, Scott Shaffer, joins to share exactly how it works.
  • 27:56 People are receiving dozens of privacy policy emails every day thanks to the GDPR and its easy to toss them in the trash. Brian Chen from The New York Times cautions against ignoring them.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Kurt Wagner, Scott Shaffer, and Brian Chen

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Posted on 24 May 2018 | 11:33 pm